Do Ye Not Know That Ye Are the Temple of God? The 2022 Michener Lecture
The SEYM Publications Committee is pleased to offer this video of the 2022 Dwight & Ardis Michener Lecture, presented by Nancy Fennell on January 16, 2022. About 100 Friends gathered online to hear the lecture, which was sponsored by the SEYM Worship and Ministry Committee.
Nancy led us in exploring what it means for us, as individuals and as Quaker meeting communities, to be “the temple of God” (I Cor. 3:16). The two major functions of a temple are to provide a place of worship and to serve under the leadings of God. Nancy shares spiritual practices that help both individuals and the community be ‘temples;’ and how our meetings can be, and are called to be, places of gathered worship, witness, service, love and compassion.
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Nancy Fennell has been a Friend for twenty-six years and is a member of Fort Myers Friends Meeting. She has served her local meeting through her work with Ministry and Counsel Committee and has twice served as meeting Clerk. For Southeastern Yearly Meeting she has served as a member of Worship and Ministry and as Interim Business Meeting Clerk. She is the author of The Path of Silence: A Call to Deepen and to Live our Spirituality (2018).